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Captain Robert Joseph Modrzejewski

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Background

Employment History

  • Colonel
    United States Marine Corps
  • Captain
    United States Marine Corps
  • Command Operations Center Watch Officer
    Headquarters Company
  • Officer
    Commanding Officer , Company
  • Commanding Officer
    Company K LLC
  • Reserves Second Lieutenant
    Marine Corps Schools
  • Commanding Officer
    Marine Barracks
  • Reserve Second Lieutenant
    Marine Barracks

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Platoon Leaders Class

Education

  • Milwaukee's Casimir Pulaski High School
  • Wisconsin State Teachers College
  • Bachelor of Science degree , Education
    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Master's degree , Education
    Pepperdine University
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Robert Joseph Modrzejewski was born on July 3, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Milwaukee's Casimir Pulaski High School in 1953. He attended Wisconsin State Teachers College prior to entering the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1957.
While at the University of Wisconsin, he was a member of the Platoon Leaders Class and upon graduation, was commissioned a Marine Corps Reserves Second Lieutenant in June 1957. He was integrated into the Regular Marine Corps in May 1960.
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Captain Modrzejewski saw a three-year tour of duty as Assistant Officer in Charge, Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Cincinnati, Ohio. In May 1965, he returned to the Marine Corps Schools in Quantico, Virginia, and served as Executive Officer, Company E, Officers Candidates Schools, until August 1965, then attended the Amphibious Warfare School, completing the course in February 1966.
Ordered to the West Coast, then to the Republic of Vietnam, he assumed duty as Commanding Officer of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. It was during this period, during Operation Hastings, that he distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty - for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
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Captain Modrzejewski later served as Battalion S-3 and Company Commander until December 1966, then became Command Operations Center Watch Officer with Headquarters Company, 3rd Marine Division, FMF, until May 1967. He was promoted to Major in January 1967.
Upon his return to the United States in June 1967, he was assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, as Commanding Officer of the Marine Barracks. In January 1970, he entered the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, and completed the course the following June. He then reported to Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii, for duty with Headquarters and Service Company, First Marine Brigade.
In 1976, Modrzejewki earned his Master's degree in Education from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California.
Colonel Modrzejewski retired from the Marine Corps in August 1986. He and his wife, Diane, reside in the San Diego area.
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Major (then Captain) Modrzejewski led his men in the successful seizure of the enemy redoubt, which contained large quantities of ammunition and supplies.
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Robert Modrzejewski
Robert Modrzejewski is a retired United States Marine Corps officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in Vietnam.
He was born on July 3, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Milwaukee's Casimir Pulaski High School in 1953, and then attended Wisconsin State Teachers College prior to entering the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1957. While at university, he was a member of the Platoon Leaders Class and upon graduation, was commissioned a Marine Corps Reserve second lieutenant in June 1957. He was integrated into the Regular Marine Corps in May 1960.
Ordered to the West Coast, then to the Republic of Vietnam, he assumed duty as Commanding Officer of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. It was during this period, during Operation Hastings, that he distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty - for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
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In 1976, Modrzejewski earned his Master's degree in Education from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. Colonel Modrzejewski retired from the Marine Corps in August 1986.
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Robert Modrzejewski
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps Company K, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
Robert Modrzejewski was a student at the University of Wisconsin when he joined the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class, the Corps's version of the ROTC. He was commissioned a second lieutenant after graduating in 1957.
By 1966, he was in Vietnam, a captain commanding a company in the 3rd Battalion, Fourth Marines. On July 15, 1966, his unit was involved in Operation Hastings, an effort by Marines and South Vietnamese troops to block North Vietnamese units from infiltrating into the south through the demilitarized zone and Laos. After months of fighting a shadowy guerrilla enemy using booby traps and ambushes, Modrzejewski looked forward to what he thought would be the clarity of a larger engagement.
His company, which was to function as a blocking force for the other battalions involved in Operation Hastings, landed by helicopter and moved to their assigned objective in the dense jungle. Coming upon a well-entrenched North Vietnamese platoon, his men routed it and seized large quantities of ammunition and medical supplies. That night, a significantly reinforced enemy force counterattacked. It was so dark that Modrzejewski had to request that flares be sent up so he could get a sense of what was happening. In a chaotic three-hour battle, the Marines managed to fight off the North Vietnamese. This was the beginning of a two-and-a-half-day siege in which Modrzejewski's dwindling force would have to keep repelling an enemy that was growing in strength.
The second night of the battle was fought at close quarters against a North Vietnamese force that was now battalion-size. Modrzejewski was wounded by shrapnel, but he managed to run and crawl two hundred yards to retrieve ammunition and provide it to a vulnerable part of his force. He later called in artillery strikes, which came within a few yards of the Marine positions.
By the third day, his unit had sustained many casualties, was surrounded, and was running out of ammunition. The enemy, now grown to the size of a regiment, attacked just before noon amid the noise of bugles and whistles and the explosions of mortars and automatic weapons. Facing more than one thousand soldiers, Modrzejewski reorganized his men for close combat. He called in air strikes again, calibrating them to hit so close that some of his men had to jump into a stream to keep from being roasted alive by napalm. Then, sometime before dark, for reasons Modrzejewski never fully understood, the North Vietnamese force broke off its assault and withdrew into the mountains.
After his tour of duty in Vietnam ended, he was assigned as the commanding officer of the Marine barracks at the Naval Academy, where he was informed that he would receive the Medal of Honor.
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